Advice please

Can anyone please advise me on the best endocrinologist in or near the North West please? I have been back and to to my Gp for far too long now. Because my blood test results come back satisfactory, then I they won't investigate anything further. I have many symptoms of thyroid issues and they run in my family, yet I'm still getting refused help!! Please can anyone offer any advice??

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  • EmmieR,

    If you post your recent thyroid results with the ranges (the figures in brackets after the results) members will advise.

    You can email louise.roberts@thyroiduk.org.uk for a list of member recommended endocrinologists but even a private endocrinologist is unlikely to diagnose primary hypothyroidism without TSH being >3.0.

  • Hi, thanks for the reply. I haven't had any diagnosis yet as my gp keeps saying my bloods are satisfactory, my symptoms say otherwise though. I have emailed Louise and got the list. There doesn't seem many local unfortunately, can you recommend any please?

  • You would have to put up a new fPost asking for a recommendation giving your area and members who have knowledge will respond.

    Welcome to our forum. If you can get a print-out of your latest blood test results for thyroid hormones and post, make sure ranges are stated, members will respond. Post on a new question if you don't have them to hand now.

    I doubt your doctor has taken a Full Thyroid Function Test and guess it was TSH and T4 only. I don't know how long ago you had a test but ask for a new one and also B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

    We need a Full TFT which is TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and antibodies. If your GP wont do them we have recommended labs which will do so. Many NHS labs wont do other than TSH or T4 if TSH is somewhere in the range.

    Blood tests should be the very earliest possible and fasting. If you were on hormone replacement you'd allow 24 hours between last dose and the test and take afterwards.

    email louise.roberts@thyroiduk.org.uk who has a list of Endocrinologists. You can post a name of one you are interested in and ask for a Private Message to be sent to you with information.

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  • I am unable to edit this response to remove the f in the first sentence before Post.

  • Wow, thank you. This is really helpful

  • EmmieR,

    If you post your results and ranges members will advise whether or not your results are satisfactory. Hypothyroid symptoms are non-specific and may be attributed to any number of non-thyroidal illnesses or vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

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